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Thursday
Jul022009

SSH/SSL & making security non-onerous

Security is important and my laptop is definitely set to always require a password.  But, I don't want to have to type passwords a thousand times a day as I log in to my other computers or transfer files around.

Therefore, to set up ssh to take care of this all automatically so you can log in without a password going from the 'new' computer to the 'old' computer:

ssh-keygen -t rsa    (on 'new' computer)
copy ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub to a tempfile on the 'old' computer
cat tempfile >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys